Rise City | Redwood City, CA

Faith-Based Affordable Infill Housing


1304 Middlefield – an SB 35 ministerial approved project – is located just outside of downtown Redwood City on property formerly owned by Rise Church. This 100% affordable development will be a gateway to the high-density buildings in downtown from the medium density Staumbaugh Heller neighborhood. In response to that, the building is composed of two articulated masses that are broken down to create a balance with the neighboring residential blocks, connected by an open bridge structure that frames the entry and connects the street frontage to a large communal open space. Public art, sustainable features, and landscaped open space are some of the design elements that complement a larger whole.

It will consist of 94 units, with a mix of studios, 1-bed, and 2-bed units, along with indoor and outdoor amenities. The project is approx. 97,000 sq. ft. and 7 stories tall – 5 floors of Type-IIIA construction for the two residential masses on top of 2 levels of a Type-IA concrete podium that houses the parking and most of the common and support spaces. Residential programs include: on-site property management offices, computer labs, community rooms with kitchens, maintenance shop and indoor bicycle storage.

Design Features

  • Pedestrian bridge clad with public art
  • Multi-level common spaces
  • Outdoor viewing areas and terraces
  • Community room with kitchen, play area, workspaces and patios

Green Features

  • Multi-level outdoor spaces
  • Photovoltaic panels
  • Stormwater treatment onsite

Project Information

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP